One approach nurses can use to deliver quality and safe care to client populations is to determine the extent to which a client identifies with a traditional heritage. Through independent online research locate a heritage assessment tool. Conduct your own heritage self-assessment. Answer the following questions about your experience.
My heritage is that of a Caucasian from the southern part of America brought up in a Christian family background.
In a 1-2 page Word document:
- Reflect upon your own heritage assessment and explain the degree to which your answers indicate you identify with your traditional heritage.
- If you believe or do not believe you identify with your traditional heritage, discuss why and how you believe it may impact your nursing practice.
- Explain how you can use a tool like a heritage assessment with clients and their families and how this will help develop your cultural competence.
- APA format with references